Monday, February 6, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Mr Smalls - 2.11.12 - Show Preview - Concert Preview - Pittsburgh

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe will be performing this Saturday, 2.11 at Mr Smalls with Anders Osborne. It is a themed performance with the band playing The Rolling Stones album, Sticky Fingers, from start to finish. The former Lenny Kravitz band member has been on the funk, groove and jazz scene for over 20 years, based out of New Orleans. He is also a co-creator of The Greyboy Allstars and has recorded with the likes of The Blind Boys of Alabama, rockers Blackalicious and Switchfoot. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual, to enter just email us your name to:

From their press:

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will perform a soulful rendering of the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers in its entirety this fall with special guests Anders Osborne and more. New Orleans-based, songwriter and guitarist, Osborne has been a stalwart progenitor of rock and rhythm and blues, recording and touring over the past 20 years under his own name. In this new collaboration, Denson and Osborne will share the vocal duties backed by Denson’s Tiny Universe. Denson notes, “I was inspired to perform Sticky Fingers being that it’s my favorite Stones record because of the sheer number of great tunes in one place.”

Karl Denson has led a storied career as a multi-faceted recording and performing artist who first came to prominence as a member of Lenny Kravitz’ band debuting on his first release, Let Love Rule, and staying on for the next five years. While developing a following overseas, he joined Fred Wesley’s band, touring and recording with him on multiple releases. This led to five straight ahead jazz albums by Denson on Minor Music, the last of which was released to rave reviews and featured Karl in a trio setting with Miles Davis alumni Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. In 1993, Denson joined DJ Greyboy in creating Greyboy Records and released the legendary acid jazz staple, Freestylin. Out of that collaboration, Denson formed The Greyboy Allstars, which became world renowned as the ultimate groove band, spreading their “West Coast Boogaloo” style worldwide.

The show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased here. For more information visit these sites: